Friday, April 14, 2023

The Likeness by Tana French

 The is the second book in the Dublin murder squad series and Detective Cassie Maddox is back and transferring out of the murder squad. She's busy getting ready for work. Then, her cell phone rings and it's Detective Sam O'Neill is calling her. On the line she can hear he's worried about something and the first thing out of his mouth is find a pair of sunglasses and a hat and get yourself to Glenskehy as fast as you can. I wanted to know why. He wouldn't tell me.

I dressed and headed straight there. There was police tape every where and cops all over. Standing close to where I pulled in was Sam and he didn't look happy. I looked at Sam and then I saw Frankie. I wondered what the hell he was doing here. He told the other cops there, that he wanted me to take a look at the body. I knew there was a reason and as soon as got to where it was. I had to take a few slow breaths. The women lying there looked just like me. What the hell, was my thought. 

The ID read Alexandra Madison. She was a name I used when I was undercover once but, this was weird to say. I looked at Frank and he walked away. I knew what was on his mind. I also knew I wasn't going to like it. As soon as he mentioned me going undercover again, Sam started yelling. 

A few days after that, I sat down with Frank and Sam and we worked out what was going to happen. I was going into Whitethorn house and meeting my housemates, Abby, Justin, Rafe and Daniel. The story that was told to them, was that I hadn't died and that my memory wasn't all there. All my studying of them, didn't take away the looks on their face told me how shocked they were. Frank had dropped me off. 

I was supposed to find out who Stabbed her. Its wasn't going to be easy because none of them weren't going to talk to me about it. I settled in and all five of us, did out college thing, ate together and played cards. There was a few times where they were drinking. Daniel kept pressing me on things. I didn't pick up on that he was trying to find out who I really was. I knew it would be really dangerous for me if that did happen so, I had to be careful. 

I did noticed that they all weren't getting along at times. They were strange in some ways. Things were wrapping up and something differently was coming down when Daniel cornered me one night after we were all drunk. He kissed me and shocked me. I guess that game me away. 

Well, this book was very will written and it makes you want to know what's going to happen next. I'm not going to blow the ending of the book. You'll have to pick it up to read it. 

Now I'm off to start another book. Remember to pick up a good book, it might turn out to be a new favorite. Check out my older posts. 

Note: I'm still a slow reader at times. Please, hang in there and I'll keep adding new books on here. 

Friday, March 24, 2023

Catacomb by Madeleine Roux

 This is the third book in the Asylum series. It was really good. 

Dan, Abby and Jordan are on a road trip to New Orleans. Jordan is planning staying with his uncle Steve. Abby is wanting to make a few stops along the way to take pictures and do some research on a bad guy by the name of Jimmy Orsini who was caught making and selling booze. Even though Jordan just wants to get there, he lets her do what's she wanting to do. Dan's still having strange dreams and doesn't really want to tell his friends.

All three of them, have to stop because of the car getting a flat tire. They walk the few miles to the town up ahead of them. There's a sign on the gas stations door saying the guys next door. They meet a guy and he helps them get a new tire. Abby, feels weird about the guy, but lets it go. When they finish changing the tire they head back into town to get something to eat. Dan isn't feeling very hungry and only orders a coke. He takes his pill and just sits there listening to Abby talk to the older guy. 

They need to find a place to camp for the night and Dan isn't liking that. He wants a bed really badly. He also notices that there's a person on a motorcycle watching them. It took him a few minutes to notice it. 

They finally get on the road again. Abby wants to go to this library in Shreveport. It will take them most of the day. Abby and them get there and they go inside. What's interesting is Dan finds some interesting things in a glass case. Jordan, opens the case and lets Dan take a closer look. He sees some things about his parents that died. Jordan sees some things that Abby might want to read on. A few articles.

They finally make it to New Orleans and to Jordan's uncles. They are happy to be there because now the will have a bed to sleep in. Things will be okay, at least Dan hopes so, tell they meet Oliver. Jordan doesn't like him and figures there's something off about him. Its the stories Oliver starts to tell Dan that's become really weird. Dan's not sure what to make of it, tell later that day when they get back to Jordan's uncles house and there's a guy there talking to him. 

The guy introduces himself as Mr. Finnoway. He seems a little uppity. But, what Dan doesn't realize is this very powerful person is going to try and take his life and bones. He's a bone collector. Because of who his mom is, he wants to stop Dan from doing any more investigating into what his little group is really doing. One day, Dan goes where he shouldn't and ends up having his little finger being cut off. He's in a lot of pain when he wakes up. Then, after getting back to Jordan's uncles, a cop shows up to arrest him for murder. This whole thing, isn't going very will for him.

The book has really short chapters so its an easy book to read. I was having a hard time putting the book down the farther I got into it. 

Well, I'm off to start another book. Remember to check out older posts. You might find a book you will want to pick up. 

Friday, March 10, 2023

Revealed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

This is the eleventh book in the house of night series. Zoey and her friends are stuck at the school. She's having some problems with understanding her emotions and Aphrodite ends up having a vision of Zoey being very angry and doing something very bad. Because of that, Aphrodite askes Shaylin to watch her. Even though Aphrodite should have told Zoey what she had seen, because of that, things aren't going to go real will between them in the end. 

Neferet isn't quite herself after her fall from her penthouse. She needs to heal and become strong again. She ends up attacking the Mayor and killing him. Aphrodite is his son, her mom goes crazy and says some things very mean. Neferet ends up running and finding a fox hole and crawls inside. As she's sleeping she's having dreams of her life. From when she was abused as a young girl to getting marked and all the bad things she had been doing for years. The high Counsil doesn't even see who she really is. It begins to be noticed after lots of bad things come to lite. 

Erin helps the group with a ritual and ends up dying from the change. Dallas is on of the red fledglings He's quite mad and decides he's going to get even with all of Zoey's group. So after they have the ritual to send Erin to Nyx. He goes after Stevie Rae. He tries to kill her tell the Raven ends up attacking him. He would have killed him if Stevie Rar hadn't stopped him. It will take awhile for her to heal. 

With darkness not far away. Zoey isn't helping how she is feeling. Anger and a strange attachment to Aurox. Who has Heath inside him. One person that Zoey has loved for years. Her wanting him has put some problems between Stark and her. She does end up sucking Aurox's blood and feels really good before she feels bad about it. 

This book shocked me many times. I was happy to get some of the past about Neferet. Knowing what she is really about and her choice to be evil instead of good. I'm worried about what's going to happen next with Zoey and the rest of them. I guess soon enough I'll find out. Pick up the book, its really good.

I'm off to start another book. Remember to pick up a book, you never know you might find a favorite. Check out my older posts, see if you might want to pick up one of those too. 


Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Girl in ice by Erica Ferencik

 This was a very good book. A page turner and very interesting in a way that it was different than any other kind of book that I've read before. Did learn something as will.

Val Chesterfield is a linguist train to study languages. Her brother Andy was a climate scientist and was in Greenland's barren coast and he died there. She blamed Wyatt for what happened because he worked for him. She didn't believe the story that was given. 

Then, one day she gets a message from Wyatt that he had a girl there that he found and she wasn't speaking an language he was understanding and he wanted her to come to the Arctic to help him understand her. She had gone to see her dad, told him what was asked of her and her dad said maybe she should go. It was a trip she was a little iffy on. Her dad talked her into it. 

She wasn't the only one's going. She met Nora and her husband Raj. They were doing some research up there. She wasn't going to be alone. When they got there. Wyatt told them this story about finding the girl frozen in ice. At first, they didn't believe him at all. Val went into the room she was staying in and looked at her. She was all dirty and wearing an old Christmas sweater. She looked like she had been through something. 

Jeanne was a lady that did all the cooking and fixing of things there. She seemed harmless. The longer she was there trying to figure out what language the girl spoke the more the girl started to show her pictures of stuff she was trying to tell Val. 

Wyatt started to suspect that Val was hiding things from him. He started showing her a side of himself that made her nervous. She had been learning some of her language and was trying to tell him about it, but he didn't seem to want to know that. She knew there was something else going on. So, while they were out doing some things, she started snooping. She found slides he had been hanging onto. She took the girl which she named, Sigrid, with her, out to the dome where Nora and Raj were doing there work. They started to like the girl. It just took them time to get used to her. 

After some time, the girl started to get sick. They didn't know what to do. Sigrid, did try to tell Val what needed to happen to help her and Val tried to tell Wyatt and he called her a liar. Things are going to happen and it may not be good. 

Pick up the book if you want to know what happens. Remember to check old the older posts, you might find a new book to pick up. 

Well, I'm off to start a new book. Enjoy a good book, you never know what is out there, tell you find it. 

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Playing Dead by Allison Brennan

 This was a really great book. Moved very fast. Very hard to put down. 

Claire O'Brien is a private investigator and is working on a arson case for the company she works for. When she was fourteen her mother and the guy she was sleeping with were shot in her bed. Her father, Tom was the one they were looking at. He went to trial and was sentenced to death. Claire always believed he did it. Then, one day a young guy came knocking on her door to tell her that he may not be guilty. 

Mitch Bianchi is a FBI Agent and has been seeing Claire for awhile. He's been wondering if she's heard from her father. Partly because he escaped from prison. It's good if she was to talk to him about anything and right now she's not speaking to much. 

Mitch knows that he's got feelings for her and has been trying to keep from making love to her. It's very hard on him.

There is an assassin that had killed her mom and the guy she was with. He also wants Claire very badly. But, for him he needs to control himself. He don't want to hurt her, so he goes after other girls and ladies. Its the only way he can be around her for now. 

Claire ends up seeing her father and he tells her he's not guilty. At first she fights him. He explains that there was a young guy looking into it. He then, ended up disappearing. Claire decides to look into it for herself. She's good at what she does. She's not going to be making to many friends and there are many people that will find out what she's doing. 

A judge, a congressman and a very rich guy. All have something to lose. They will do everything to keep what they have done from coming out. 

Mitch and his partner find that young guy in the river not far from a small town. What they aren't sure of is why he's there in the first place. 

If you want to know how this book ends, pick it up. The end is really worth it. Don't forget to read a good book, check out my old posts. You might just find your next read.

I'm off to start my next book. 

Saturday, February 4, 2023

The school of good and evil by Soman Chainani

 This is the first book in a middle grade series. I enjoyed the fast pacing of this book. Quite gripping and pulls you in. Very easy to read. 

Sophie and Agatha are friends. Sophie would go visit Agatha at her house which was on a hill behind a graveyard. People in town would call Agatha a witch. Sophie, has high hopes of going to the school of good and evil to win herself a prince. She wanted so much to be a princess. 

When they both one night disappear and end up at the school. They both end up with a huge shock. Sophie ends up in the house of evil and Agatha ends up in the house of good. Which they both believe they are in the wrong schools. Agathia just wants to go home and take Sophie with her. But, it doesn't happen. 

Then, Sophie sees Tedros from across the room and chooses him as her prince. But, because he's not in her school he can't be. Her roommates tell her that evil girls can't have princes. It never works out. Sophie don't care. She's going to do everything she can to make sure it happens. He does see how pretty she is and notices that he's looking at her. 

Agatha, really knows that she doesn't belong. Some of the girls call her a witch. In some ways she believes she might be. She also knows that if she can go see the head master who's in a tower away from everyone else. That maybe he can help both her and Sophie get back home. 

Strange things happen between them and they don't stay friends. Sophie end up becoming evil and starts to gain witchy powers. Agatha tries to do what she can to save Sophie and all the others in the school. 

If you want to know what happens then, you need to read the book. Try something different, you might like it. 

Well, I'm off to start another book. Try and check out some of the older posts and you might see a new author or book you might want to read. 

Monday, January 23, 2023

Timekeeper by Tara Sim

 This is the first book in a steampunk fantasy series. It's set in a Victorian world about clocks that keep areas of London and other towns alive. Danny is a mechanic that goes and works on the clocks when there's a problem. He's been having some problems because of one of the clocks exploding and almost killing him. His father has been stuck in the town of Molton for the last three years and his mother hasn't been the same since. Problem him and his mother has been  having with each other is in some ways she blames him.

Cassie is a good friend of his and has been helping him keep his father's car running. Earlier in the day, The lead mechanic has sent him to the town of Enfield, The Colton tower. An apprentice is surposed to meet him there. After arriving he first doesn't see, then in the corner there's a blond boy standing there. What he doesn't know that the boy was the clock spirit. 

Danny has heard things about clock spirits but, had never seen one. It only took him twice to finally figure that out. The clock spirits name is Colton, just like the tower itself. 

Matthias was his dad's good friend and they would work together. He had fallen in love with a clock spirit and lost his job. Danny did feel bad about it. He still would go see Matthias to talk to him about things bothering him. 

When Danny heard that one of the clock towers had blown up. It reminded him of what happened to him. He keep thinking that some of the protesters were behind it, but he couldn't prove it. 

When he found some time, he would go see Colton and spend some time. He would tell Colton about lots of things. One day Colton kissed him and it surprised him but, also sent a chill through him. Danny knew that if he ever got caught he could get fired. 

Many things happen and the story is pretty fast paced. If you want to know how it ends you'll have to go pick up the book. It was really good. 

Well, I'm off to start a new book. Remember to pick up a great book.   

The Likeness by Tana French

 The is the second book in the Dublin murder squad series and Detective Cassie Maddox is back and transferring out of the murder squad. She&...